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10 Important Heating Tune-Up Features

Furnace Having Heating Tune-Up Performed
September 16, 2016

A heating tune-up from Precision can help you enjoy the fall and winter months without worrying over whether your furnace will breakdown. Year after year, we see homeowners neglect their own heating needs by not seeking maintenance service on their furnace, even if it is abundantly clear that they need it checked out. This leaves them stuck without a steady flow of warm air over the course of the season, especially when the temperatures begin to dip below freezing. Worse, a lack of furnace maintenance opens up the risk of higher costs on energy bills and even carbon monoxide exposure, which can result in potentially fatal consequences. When it becomes a matter of preserving your family’s well-being, a heating tune-up should be the first and foremost thing on your to-do list.

Advantages of a Heating Tune-Up With Precision

Fortunately, the team at Precision is more than willing to help you, by offering heating maintenance that will cover a wide range of needs. If you simply want to ensure your furnace is ready to deliver warm air, then we can definitely help you. Or, if you recently purchased a furnace and want to ensure it is worth every dollar, our tune-up service will help with that too. Either way, we will show up to your home with the tools and positive attitude necessary to get the job done. We’re scheduling appointments right now, so do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call for the maintenance service you deserve. It is all part of our goal to ensure long-lasting comfort in your home for the entire fall and winter.

10 Critical Features of Our Heating Tune-Up

Our heating tune-up ensures it covers all the bases. We can test a wide range of furnace components including lubricating moving parts, inspecting any loud noises from the system, adjusting fan control, cleaning air filters, and so much more. However, when it comes to inspection, nobody can inspect a furnace closer than our professionals can. Here are 10 points of inspection we make during our annual heating tune-up service:

  1. Burner Inspection: A burner is the part of the furnace that mixes air and fuel to produce heat. A heating contractor from Precision will inspect it for any contaminants, which can prevent the system from operating properly if they are allowed to build up.
  2. Combustion Chamber Inspection: The combustion chamber of your furnace is where the mix of fuel and air is burned. In a similar vein to the burner, any contamination on the combustion chamber can prevent it from working at its best and may prove a major safety hazard, which is why our heating contractor can provide close inspection to ensure it is free of any filth.
  3. Heat Exchanger Inspection: The heat exchanger of the furnace is mainly responsible for transferring heat to distribute into your home. It is essential for the contractor to check this during heating maintenance so it is delivering the best possible performance in providing you with a steady flow of heat.
  4. Flue Inspection: The flue is responsible for the proper venting of the system, which makes it one of the most vital parts of your furnace. Contaminants can build up within the flue, especially if the duct or pipe is blocked, and will need to be cleaned out immediately to ensure the furnace can ventilate to improve indoor air quality.
  5. Belt Damage Inspection: The belt of your furnace is known for its incredible flexibility, but that same ability can put it at risk for cracking. Even if it may result in cracks that may be tough to identify, close inspection from a heating contractor at Precision will ensure the smallest damage on the belt is fixed before it can grow into something much worse.
  6. Belt Tension Inspection: As the furnace belt advances in age, it is more is more likely to loosen. This will reduce belt lifespan, leaving you in a difficult position where you will have to spend money on component replacement. A heating contractor will inspect the belt for tension to ensure any loosening is not causing it to fall out of alignment.
  7. Gas Line Inspection: You probably know how threatening a gas leak can be, especially when it can heighten the risk of residential fire or combustion. Fortunately, a heating contractor at Precision will check for any leaks in your gas line. It is an absolutely essential part of the tune-up process. We will ensure those leaks, if at all present, will be fixed immediately so your safety is not placed at risk.
  8. Safety Control Inspection: A heating contractor will always make it a point to test your furnace’s safety controls so you are receiving a steady yet safe flow of warm air this fall. Your safety is always our top priority, and our tune-up will go to great lengths to ensure your family is able to live in your home without worry.
  9. Electrical Connection Inspection: You may be equipped with the most modern furnace on the market but if its wiring is loosened or frayed, it may not be able to work properly at all. The contractor can tighten these electrical connections. If the contractor determines the wiring is too damaged for you to run the furnace at all, rewiring may be suggested to avoid frequent furnace breakdowns and a higher risk of residential fires.
  10. Pilot Light Inspection: The pilot light on your furnace should always be blue, which indicates you have a safe balance of gasses for the system to work properly. However, an inspection of the pilot light will be needed in case it changes to the color yellow. A yellow pilot light is a sign of carbon monoxide, a deadly yet odorless gas that go undetected in your home. In addition, our tune-up service also involves us inspecting the pilot light for any needed adjustments so the furnace can turn on without trouble.

Rest Assured That Our Heating Maintenance Will Lower Your Energy Costs and Save You Money

Contact Precision today to bring your furnace’s level of performance up to new heights with a heating tune-up!